062: Understanding Stress (Part 1)


Episode 062: Welcome to another episode of of Real Health Radio. This is the first episode in a series I'm doing on stress. As part of the show I explain the how the idea of stress came about, what stress is, how it is controlled by the autonomic nervous system and its role in energy regulation.  Here’s what I talk about in this podcast episode: 2:00 The history of Hans Seyle’s discovery of stress 8:25 What is stress 12:30 The autonomic nervous 14:15 The sympathetic nervous system 16:45 Stress is about short-term survival, not long-term health 17:55 How … [Read more...]

The Imagined Audience

imagined audience

I recently read Ego Is The Enemy by Ryan Holiday. It’s a great book and definitely something you should check out. He mentioned a concept known as the “imagined audience” that really stood out to me and subsequently I’ve been reading up on it. The “imagined audience” is a term that was coined by David Elkind in 1967. The basic premise is that for those who are experiencing this phenomenon they feel like their actions, behaviours and how they look are the main focus of other people’s attention.   Now this style of thinking is a very common part of adolescent development, and it … [Read more...]

061: Interview with Christy Harrison

Christy Harrison

Episode 061: Welcome back to Real Health Radio. On this week's show I interview Christy Harrison. Christy is a registered dietitian nutritionist and certified intuitive eating counselor based in Brooklyn, NY. She offers online intuitive eating courses and individual nutrition therapy to help people make peace with food and their bodies. Christy began her career as a journalist in 2003, and has written for and edited major publications including Gourmet, The Food Network, Slate, BuzzFeed, Modernist Cuisine, AllRecipes, and many others. As an expert on nutrition and people's relationships … [Read more...]

060: Understanding Dietary Fat

Dietary Fat

Episode 060: Welcome to another episode of of Real Health Radio. Today's show is all about dietary fat. I go though what is fat and what are the different types. We look at the digestion, absorption and transportation of fat. I cover what functions fat performs in the body. And I look at my recommendations and where I stand on fat consumption and the types of fats people should be consuming. Here’s what we talk about in this podcast episode: 2:05 What is fat 4:20 The different types of fat 14:50 What is a triglyceride 16:25 Fat digestion 22:50 How fat is … [Read more...]

059: Interview with Dr Brooke Kalanick

Dr Brooke Kalanick

Episode 059: Welcome back for another instalment of Real Health Radio, on today's show I'm interviewing Dr Brooke Kalanick. A licensed Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Dr. Brooke attended Seattle, Washington’s Bastyr University, where she earned a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and Masters in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. Dr. Brooke takes a balanced approach to health, using both conventional and alternative therapies. Metabolic nutrition, fat loss resistance, and fitness remain her area of focus and in her Manhattan clinic she primarily treats women with Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism … [Read more...]

Weight As A Moral Issue

Weight As A Moral Issue

There are lots of things that can be potentially bad for our health. As a society we seem more accepting of some, but not so of others. There is lots of research that shows longer working hours can be problematic for our well being. It’s linked with impaired sleep, depression, heavy drinking, diabetes, impaired memory and heart disease (to name a few). Symptoms and illnesses that can impair someone’s quality of life. Overworking is also bad for the economy. It’s an expense for individual businesses due to lower productivity and absenteeism. It’s also a burden for the health services, … [Read more...]

058: Applying Pareto’s Principle To Health

Paretos Principle

Episode 058: Welcome to another instalment of Real Health Radio. Today I'm covering Pareto's principle (or the 80/20 Principle) and how you can use it to make your health journey easier.  Here’s what I talk about in this podcast episode: 1:00 What is Pareto’s Principle? 2:45 How it applies it different situations 5:10 The multiplication factor of it 6:35 How to apply it to health   Links that I mention in the show: 80/20 Sales and Marketing by Perry Marshall   Thanks so much for joining this week. Have some feedback you’d like to … [Read more...]